DAILY FILE – The mood of voters showed that the opposition People Democratic Party, PDP, is likely to win tomorrow’s march 23,2019 rerun polls in Benue,Bauchi states as the ruling APC will clinch Plateau state.
In Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom of the PDP leads with 410,576 votes, and he is closely followed by Mr. Emmanuel Jime of APC with 329,022 votes. The total cancelled votes was 121,019, while 81,554 votes was the margin between them. A survey conducted by DAILY FILE showed that it will be difficult for APC to overturn the results. According to voters especially in Tiv speaking areas,they may likely vote massively for Ortom of PDP again against Jime of APC if the rerun poll is free,fair and credible.
Plateau State: Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, the APC candidate set to win the rerun based on the reality on ground.
Lalong had said since he is a sitting governor, it will be impossible for him not to secure 3,000 votes to make up the 49,000 required by INEC to declare him the winner.
“ They said registered voters were 49,000 but the votes were not up to 20,000 but people were still saying we need 49,000 and I was already on top with 45,000 votes.
“So we are going to get the 49,000. How can you imagine that a sitting governor can not getting 3,000 votes out of 39,000 in an area that I have well dominated for a very long time. So for me, election is as good as concluded in Plateau State” Lalong said.
Bauchi state: The crisis facing APC in the state may likely aided the opposition PDP to win the state. Already,the Bauchi State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Hon. Garbi Mohammed Akuyam, has resigned his appointment few hours to the governorship rerun.
In a copy of the resignation letter obtained by our correspondent, the former Commissioner said he is compelled to resign in view of recent developments and political realities of present day Bauchi State.
Hon. Garba Saki,who was the Director General of the campaign team of Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar in 2015 now team up with Speaker House of Representatives, Hon.Yakubu Dogara to crown Bala Muhammed,former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, who is candidate of the PDP as governor.
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